SIF Data Model Specifications

(North America)

The SIF Data Model Specification (North America) leverages the global SIF Infrastructure Specification with a custom data set for the North American community.

Unity Specifications

Why Unity?

The A4L Community has taken the best of the best from 20 years of data adaptor development (i.e. interoperability specifications), addressing school and state agency needs in a new Specification – code named “Unity”.  This volunteer developed blueprint has been created using open, non-proprietary and transparent processes. It contains the most comprehensive K12 data model and modern transport technologies to securely move data to the right person at the right time under local data privacy policies.

The Unity interoperability blueprint:

SIF Implementation Specification (North America) 4.2

Release Date:  May 4, 2021  |  Certification Program: No 

SIF Implementation Specification (North America) 4.1

Release Date:  August 27, 2020  |  Certification Program: No 

SIF Implementation Specification (North America) 4.0

Release Date:  May 22, 2019  |  Certification Program: No 

Keep hearing about SIF 3?

They could be referring to the SIF Infrastructure Specification 3.* or a SIF Data Model Specification 3.* from Australia or New Zealand

SIF Specifications 2.* series

SIF Implementation Specification (North America) 2.8

Release Date:  September 28, 2017  |  Certification Program: No 

SIF Implementation Specification (North America) 2.7M

Release Date:  April 3, 2014  |  Certification Program: Yes

North America Specifications: Supporting Documentation

The following supporting documentation can be found on the Technical Support page.